Sunday 30 August 2020


As a large number of individuals around the globe begin working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women in Pakistan have reliably experienced bother. Social and serious fragments have decreased the quantity of women entering the development advance. Women are accomplishing more work at home, confronting more employment misfortunes and accomplishing a greater amount of basic work during this pandemic.
As of now, acknowledgment of working women is exceptionally low in Pakistan, and now in the hour of pandemic when women are working online, they are confronting numerous difficulties.
Work from home brings a lot of distractions. With more individuals working remotely at the present time, a significant number of us have encountered a video conference hindered by woofing dogs or hungry children requesting food, your household chores keep calling you, even constant notifications on your phone can distract you and affect your work from home productivity - we're living it, as well.
In any case, women feel burdened the most. Women in hetero double profession family units are multiple and are more likely than their spouse to have essential obligation regarding childcare, where single working moms bear a significantly greater amount of childcare load. In addition to this, women in Pakistan are more likely than men to take days off from work to care for a sick child, even though over half of them are not paid for that time.
Remote working presents extra difficulties for women who are regularly neglected, hindered or overlooked in meetings.
At the point when you work online, transparency is compromised. You no longer have the opportunity to proceed to check with your colleagues, discuss the projects over short tea breaks
Working from home is challenging for women. The office work environment gives confidence and acknowledgment to women, which is rewarding and motivating. When they work from home, they have to function on their intrinsic motivation.
Unemployment has hit women harder than men. Over a quarter of women have been terminated or suspended from their occupations in different sectors.
Despite the fact that more organizations are permitting employees to work online, it is difficult for parents to direct and screen the training of their kids while proceeding to be beneficial at their employments. What's more is that it's much additionally trying for parents who have employments that can't be performed remotely and who can't manage alternative care arrangements.
We need to consider how to create a blend of work and child rearing that works, since children matter too. Their psychological wellness matters and their need of help and action, planning and even just consideration is significant for their own wellbeing and improvement.
It is imperative to find out about different approaches to maintain a strategic distance from interruption when working at home since it makes an undeniably huger test than most office laborers accept.
These are extraordinary and testing times for everybody, and difficulties faced by organizations and people are overwhelming. School terminations will without a doubt hit lower-pay and industrial specialists the hardest, and we have to see solid activity from governments and organizations to facilitate the agony.

Saturday 22 August 2020



Dr Humayoon Shafique Satti completed his PhD in Biochemistry in 2017. Then he advanced his career into academics and got appointed as Assistant Professor at National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) in August 2018.

Prior to this he served as Scientific Officer at Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Rawalpindi for 9 years, where he established a state of the art stem cell research laboratory capable of clinical scale expansion and storage of stem cells for therapeutic purposes.

He worked at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as visiting Academic, where he was engaged in two research domains. One was studying genetics of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (HEDS), using big data analytics and machine learning tools. This project was sponsored by international EDS society, based in USA. The other project was involved in use of CRISPR-cas9, a latest gene editing technology, to study neuronal developmental disorders.

Dr Humayoon Shafique Satti co-authored 18 publications in international journals and received a research grant of 7.7 million, as a co-investigator, from higher education commision (HEC) of Pakistan.

His research interests are Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative medicine and Molecular mechanisms of genetic disorders.

Dr Satti studied at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Tubingen University, Germany and Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.


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